Published: Wednesday March 13, 2013 MYT 8:30:00 PM
Rain, winds and fallen trees snarl traffic in Kajang
By AUSTIN CAMOENS and YUEN MEIKENG
PETALING JAYA: Heavy rain and strong winds for a second consecutive evening uprooted several trees along major roads here snarling rush hour traffic.
A spokesperson from the Selangor fire and rescue department said they received several calls about fallen trees on Wednesday.
“We received a call about a fallen tree along the Federal Highway headed towards the Seputeh exit.
“We were also notified about several fallen trees along the Grand Saga Kajang-Cheras highway,” he said adding that there have been no casualties or damage to vehicles.
On Tuesday, heavy rain and strong winds in Kuala Lumpur uprooted trees in Kampung Baru leading to the death of a foreign woman.
In that storm, the 52-year-old woman, succumbed to her injuries after a huge tree crushed the squatter house pinning her under its massive weight at around 4.39pm.
More than 27 cars were also damaged as trees were uprooted by strong winds all over the city.
The Malaysian Highway Authority assured motorists that the fallen trees along KM20.9 and KM21.7 of the Kajang-Cheras have been cleared.
It also stated that the fallen tree along the Federal Highway had also been removed, but traffic was still at a crawl.
Meanwhile several netizens also tweeted about the storm. Twitter user @tristupe tweeted: Traffic diverted to OKR as a tree fell at the underpass towards Seputeh from Taman Desa. Fed highway, clear!
@MCMattSally tweeted: Bangsar a mess tonight. Huge tree hit by lightning and fell, totally blocking Jalan Bukit Pantai just up from the hospital.